Posts Tagged ‘trees’

Trees – Fertilize to Improve Fall Leaf Color

Q: I haven’t been able to find any good info on ways to improve fall foliage colors, so I thought I’d ask the expert. My wife and I are now in our second fall in our home in Auburn, GA...

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Planting Tree – On Top of Stump

Q: We lost a really big tulip poplar back in the fall to twin lightning strikes.The tree service ground the stump, a process I naively assumed meant the entire stump. However, when I tried to plant a five-gallon sugar maple...

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Banana Tree – Frozen

Q: I over wintered my banana tree with straw and plastic bags. I removed them the other day and I am not sure it survived. The stalk is 4 ft high. I removed all leaves before covering it this fall....

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Poisonous Trees

Q: In my work as a lawyer, I am familiar with a legal search and seizure doctrine known as “The fruit of the poisonous tree.” If the police do an illegal search, any evidence they are led to as a...

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Trees – Behavior in Ice Storms

Q: I had a lot of tree damage from an ice storm several years ago. Are some trees more likely to be hurt than others? A: The University of Illinois has a fine publication that covers all aspects of how...

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Wood Rot – At Base of Tree

Q: I have a number of trees in my wood lot that have various mushrooms and rots coming out of them. Is there any way to cure this? A: Dozens of fungi attack hardwood and conifer trees in Georgia. When...

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Tree Planting – Amend the Soil?

Q: What is the best way to plant a tree? My landscaper says that mixing organic matter in a tree planting hole ends up wasting time and money, because the roots of the tree will eventually grow out of the...

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RoundUp – Sprayed on Trees and Shrubs

Q: By mistake I sprayed Round-up on my Red Bud Trees, azaleas and rhododendron. Will they survive? What can I do to help them now? A: Prayer is the only thing that will help after Roundup has been on leaves...

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Tree – Trunk Rot from Mulch

Q: My mother lives in Ohio. She calls this tree her “beaver tree” because there is something eating away at the base. Could you let us know what to do to save the tree? A: I worked for three years...

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Tree – Cabling Limbs

Q: This tree is just a teenager. Do you think this engineering will carry it to manhood? Two branches have already fallen before I did this patch. A: I admire your engineering ingenuity….but I wouldn’t park under your tree. The...

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Rose (Tree Form, Standard) – Pruning

Q: I have two lovely rose trees in pots that did very well this summer. They are five feet tall and two feet wide. As cold weather arrives, should I cut them back? Should I bring them inside for the...

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Trees – Removing Carbon

Q: I am doing a science report on which trees remove the most carbon. Can you help me? A: Removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere can be done by any plant that performs photosynthesis. In fact, that’s exactly what photosynthesis...

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Deer – Rubbing on Trees

Q: A neighbor told me that this damage to a cherry tree is caused by male deer leaving their calling cards for does. Do you think they will survive? A: A week after getting a severe sunburn, my skin dries...

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Oak Moth Caterpillar – Stripping Trees

Q: We are being overrun with worms in our oaks. They are totally defoliating large trees around my house. A: We’re enduring a big outbreak of common oak moth this year. This small gray/brown moth lays her eggs on oak...

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Neem Tree- Growing

Q: I live in Duluth and wanted to know if we can grow ‘Neem’ plant. If so, how and where can we get this plant. I was also curious if ‘Sandalwood’ ‘Teak’ and ‘Rosewood’ are grown anywhere in U.S. I...

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Web Covering Tree – Barklice

Q: #1 Can you help me identify this cotton candy webbing that is on my daughterʼs oak tree in Valdosta? #2 I am attaching a few pictures of web-like substance that I found in my holly tree in Statesboro. Last...

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Roundup – Damage to Trees

Q: What do you know about recent findings that Roundup harms trees when sprayed under them to kill weeds? Is there a safe way to use Roundup near trees? A: I found the article you read and reviewed it. Use...

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Chinese Tallow Tree – Identification

Q: Here is a tree that I grew from a “volunteer” seedling found in my vegetable garden in Florida. It is now approximately five years old. This is the first year I have seen berries present. The bark has reddish undertones. Can...

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